Los Angeles Clippers Team Salary


Quick: Over the cap and the tax threshold


  • Taxpayer Mid-Level Exception: $0 (Paul Pierce)
  • Trade Exception (Jared Cunningham, expiring 1/7/16) — $915,243

Roster Count: 14 guaranteed

Depth Chart
PG: Chris Paul, Austin Rivers, Pablo Prigioni
SG: J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, C.J. Wilcox
SF: Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson, Wesley Johnson
PF: Blake Griffin, Josh Smith, Branden Dawson
C: DeAndre Jordan, Cole Aldrich

Note: Teams often adjust their depth chart throughout the season, sometimes game by game.

First-Round Player Options: C.J. Wilcox (third-year)


  • 10/31/15 — Team option for C.J. Wilcox
  • 12/15/15 — The no-trade restriction lifts on Josh Smith, Paul Pierce, Wesley Johnson and Cole Aldrich.
  • 1/15/16 — The no-trade restriction lifts on DeAndre Jordan and Austin Rivers.
  • 1/10/17 — Branden Dawson’s $875k guarantees for 16/17.
  • 6/30/17 — Paul Pierce’s $3.7 million guarantees for 17/18.

Teams and players can renegotiate guarantee dates.  The NBA’s general cut-down date is approximately January 10.


  • 6/15/15 — Traded Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes to Charlotte Hornets for Lance Stephenson.
  • 6/25/15 — Traded approximately $630,000 in cash to the New Orleans Pelicans for the rights to Branden Dawson (2015 56th pick).
  • 7/8/15 — Signed Wesley Johnson to a two-year, $2.3 million minimum contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/9/15 — Re-signed DeAndre Jordan to a four-year, $87.6 million contract, player option on final season.
  • 7/10/15 — Signed Paul Pierce to a three-year, $10.6 million, partially-guaranteed contract.
  • 7/12/15 — Signed Cole Aldrich to a two-year, $2.2 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/13/15 — Re-signed Austin Rivers to a two-year, $6.5 million contract, player option on second season.
  • 7/15/15 — Signed Branden Dawson (2015-56th pick) to a two-year, partially-guaranteed $1.4 million contract.
  • 7/16/15 – Signed Josh Smith to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.
  • 8/4/15 – Signed Pablo Prigioni to a one-year, $981k minimum contract.

Waived Players: Lester Hudson, Jordan Hamilton

Unsigned Draft Picks

  • First-rounders: None
  • Second-rounders: Serhiy Lishchuk (2004-49th)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Doc Rivers (signed five-year, $50 million deal before 2014/15 season)

Assistants: Mike Woodson, Lawrence Frank, Sam Cassell, Armond Hill, Brendan O’Connor, Bob Thate, Dave Severns (player development), J.P. Clark (player development)

Trainers: Jasen Powell, Joe Resendez (assistant), Richard Williams (strength and conditioning)

Basketball Executives

  • Doc Rivers — President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach
  • Kevin Eastman — Vice President of Basketball Operations
  • Dave Wohl — General Manager
  • Gary Sacks — Assistant General Manager
  • Gerald Madkins — Director of Scouting
  • Jason Piombetti — Assistant Director of Scouting
  • Jud Winton — Director of Analytics

Pick Swaps

  • 2016 — Owe second-rounder (top-55 protected) to Cleveland Cavaliers (Rasual Butler, Alonzo Gee).
  • 2016 — Clippers have the right to swap second-rounders (if Los Angeles’ pick is in top-55) with the Brooklyn Nets (Reggie Evans).
  • 2017 — Owe first-rounder (top-14 protected through 2019, otherwise converts to second-rounders in 2020 and 2021) to Toronto Raptors (Jared Dudley, Greivis Vasquez).
  • 2017 — Owe second-rounder to Boston Celtics (Austin Rivers).
  • 2018 — Owe second-rounder to Philadelphia 76ers (Byron Mullens).  Sixers have right to swap pick with New York Knicks (Travis Outlaw).

Cash Paid ($3.4 million max): $0

Cash Received ($3.4 million max): $0

Free Agents

  • Early Bird: Glen Davis, Hedo Turkoglu
  • Non-Bird: Dahntay Jones, Ekpe Udoh

Trade Kickers

  • Chris Paul — 15%
  • DeAndre Jordan — 15%
  • Blake Griffin — 15%
  • J.J. Redick — 5%

Note: Players can waive their trade bonuses, under certain circumstances.

Amnesty: Used on Ryan Gomes.

D-League Affiliate: Fort Wayne Mad Ants (shared affiliation)


Cap Holds

  • Glen Davis — $947,276 (Early Bird)
  • Hedo Turkoglu — $947,276 (Early Bird)
  • Dahntay Jones — $947,276 (Non-Bird)
  • Ekpe Udoh — $947,276 (Non-Bird)

For notes on some of the rules and an explanation of cap holds, please refer to the following Salary Notes.

Salary and team data changes quite often. If you notice a discrepancy, please notify Basketball Insiders Senior Writer Eric Pincus.

(Updated on 8/21/15)